Sunday, March 8, 2009


The trouble with Blogging is that it marks the passage of time. I can't believe that over a week has passed since my last entry. I've been busy though, this time with a creature other than a bear. This was my contibution to the TBACA ( Easter challenge. I decided Australia's answer to the Easter Bunny, the Bilby, was appropriate, as well as being quite a challenge. Matilda is the result, and I'm very pleased with how she turned out. I think I have managed to capture Matilda's "Bilbyness" quite well. She is made in alpaca fur fabric, with stiffened and painted cloth ears (thanks to my sister, Susie McMahon, and her cloth doll expertise for the ears Matilda's little hands and feet are ultra suede, and her fur has been extensively hand tinted to recreate true Bilby colouring.

Now, it's back to making bears for the Sydney Teddy Bear Fair, in two weeks!(


  1. Linda, she is amazing, love her nose and those ears look fab.
    I love the expression "hand tinted" I always say shaded but hand-tinted sounds so much nicer
    Sue xx

  2. OMG Linda! She is fantastic! I want her...I want her! My birthday's in September..remember?

  3. Hi Linda,
    Just looked at your sister's site ,amazing ,wow ,love those dolls ! xx